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New images for the data archive of our planet: Satellite Sentinel-2B has sent its first views of the earth

On 7th March 2017 Sentinel-2B was launched. It is the fifth satellite for the EU ‘Copernicus’ earth observation program. Essential components of the satellite’s multi-spectral instrument (MSI) were supplied by the aerospace company Jena Optronik GmbH, based in Thuringia, and provide a new perspective of our earth.

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High-tech made in Jena, Germany, for the new satellite platform SmallGEO

The following feat was made possible thanks to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA): In Germany, the new satellite platform SmallGEO, which is developed in Bremen by satellite manufacturer OHB System AG, makes it possible to deliver whole satellites. Attitude control sensors by Thuringia-based space company Jena-Optronik GmbH are also included.

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Space overarching Global Climate Conference COP22

How can satellite data help to stop global warming? This and many other questions were discussed as part of the Global Climate Conference in Marrakesh from the 7th to the 18th of November. Jena Optronik presented the results of its latest projects and Solutions.

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Japanese-German cooperation for a flawless rendezvous in space

The Rendezvous- and Docking Sensor (RVS) from space company Jena-Optronik is ready for its sixth mission to the International Space Station on the Japanese transfer vehicle HTV.

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Jena-Optronik recieves award for the new building

„Würdigung Jenaer Fassadenpreis 2015“ for Jena-Optronik's new home.

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A new view of our planet: Satellite Sentinel-3A provides its first batch of data

On 16th February 2016 at 18:57 MEZ Sentinel-3A lifted off, the third satellite in the European COPERNICUS earth observation program. The satellite has sent the first pictures of its five month commissioning phase.

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Lift-off: Successful Senitnel-3 launch

Successful Senitnel-3 launch - Congratulation

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Made in Germany for Space

Made in Germany for Space - New DLR component initiative

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Sensor technology from Jena

Sensor technology from Jena: The campaign "That's Thuringia" starts the new year with its latest image video and our Rendezvous- and Docking Sensor (RVS).

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A new view of planet earth

On June 23rd, the second sentinel satellite launched for its mission to observe the earth’s surface, since the weekend it has been sending its images. Sentinel-2A will open up a new way of looking at the earth.

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Orion spacecraft will be equipped with Star Sensors from Jena

The Orion spacecraft is designed to transport astronauts into deep space and to explore the farside of the moon, asteroids, and Mars. On board will be star sensors from Jena-Optronik GmbH. 

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A new home for modern space technology in Jena

In the presence of the parliamentary state secretary Brigitte Zypries, German Federal Coordinator for Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Thuringian Minister for Economics, Science and the Digital Society Wolfgang Tiefensee, Jena Optronik GmbH ceremonially inaugurated its new development on 26th May 2015.

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New registered office from February on

We are pleased to announce that from February 1st 2015, the registered office from Jena-Optronik GmbH will be transferred to Otto-Eppenstein Strasse 3 in 07745 Jena, Germany.

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The perfect rendezvous: ATV-5 space transporter with technology of the future from Jena

At 15:30 on 12 August 2014, thanks to the sensors of the Thuringian aerospace company Jena-Optronik, the European ATV-5 space transporter named “George Lemaître” docked successfully and accurately to the millimetre at the International Space Station, ISS.

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Navigating with the sun

Space technology from Jena is on board the first satellite in Europe's Copernicus Earth observation program.

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New cargo logistics spacecraft “Cygnus” guided safely to the International Space Station (ISS) with technology from Jena

Orbital Sciences Cooperation’s unmanned “Cygnus” cargo logistics spacecraft precisely approached the ISS with the help of three Rendezvous- and Docking Sensors by Jena-Optronik, Germany.

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Successful berthing

Rendezvous- and Docking Sensor RVS enables the fully automated docking of the HTV-4 with the International Space Station ISS.

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First flight: Next generation star sensor on Alphasat

Europe's largest communication satellite Alphasat launched successfully on July 25th. On board it carries the latest Jena-Optronik star sensor ASTRO APS.

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Albert Einstein's safe journey

Rendezvous- and Docking Sensors of Jena-Optronik enable the fully automated docking of the Automated Transfer Vehicle ATV-4 with the International Space Station.

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Third Rendezvous within 5 years

Successful fully automated docking of the unmanned transport vehicle ATV 3 "Edoardo Amaldi" to the International Space Station due to the rendezvous and docking sensors of the Jena-Optronik

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Jena-Optronik receives international AARP Best Employer Award

The Thuringian-based space company has been given the “2011 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award – International“ as one of 15 chosen companies yesterday in Chicago.

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New images for the data archive of our planet: Satellite Sentinel-2B has sent its first views of the earth

On 7th March 2017 Sentinel-2B was launched. It is the fifth satellite for the EU ‘Copernicus’ earth observation program. Essential components of the satellite’s multi-spectral instrument (MSI) were supplied by the aerospace company Jena Optronik GmbH, based in Thuringia, and provide a new perspective of our earth.

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High-tech made in Jena, Germany, for the new satellite platform SmallGEO

The following feat was made possible thanks to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the European Space Agency (ESA): In Germany, the new satellite platform SmallGEO, which is developed in Bremen by satellite manufacturer OHB System AG, makes it possible to deliver whole satellites. Attitude control sensors by Thuringia-based space company Jena-Optronik GmbH are also included.

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Konnichiwa, successful exhibition in Tokyo

From October, 12-15 2016 we presented us and our products on a GErman Joint booth together with DLR and OHB at the Japan Aerospace Exhibition, Tokyo

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Today’s generation requires a more in-depth knowledge of the world than the previous generation ever did. By exploring space, we are able to discover, survey and understand our home planet. On our updated website, we intend to give you an insight into the world of aerospace and the technology Jena-Optronik produces. Accompany us on our journey!

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Space: It’s all around us

Space inspires us all and creates a wealth of knowledge

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Events

  • 18.-23. July 2017
    MAKS 2017 in Moskau, Russia
  • 19.-25. June 2017
    Paris Air Show 2017 in LeBourget, Frannce
  • 29. May - 02. June 2017
    10th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems in Salzburg, Austria